An epithelial tissue that secretes mucus and that lines many body cavities and tubular organs including the gut and respiratory passages.
- The airways also become inflamed with swelling of the bronchial mucous membrane and secretion of excessive thick mucus that is difficult to expel.
- As powder is inhaled, it can sensitize an individual through the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.
- These fumes are toxic and may have irritating effects on mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and eyes.
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Syllabification: mu·cous mem·brane
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